I bought a Packard Bell desk top machine from PC World,in March. Up until now, I have only used it for surfing the web and emailing. However, now I want to catch up on some tv programmes that I missed and have found out that the desktop does not give out any sound.
When I bought the machine, I hasd the impression that most modern machines has speakers 'built in'.
Do I need to buy some external speakers in order to hear the sound? How can I make sure that there is nothing wrong with the software that is preventing from rhe sound being heard? I do not want to spend money on buying the speakers only to find out that there is a fault with the computer software!
Personally, I've never heard of a PC coming with built-in speakers although, as rdave13 suggests, some monitors do. Check to see if your monitor has built-in speakers - but if it does, you'll still need to hook it/them up to your PC's sound port. If your monitor doesn't have built-in speakers then yes, you need to buy some.
There will be some sort of sound hardware on your PC most probably on-board sound but computers don't come with speakers built in - they are either on your monitor or you have to purchase external (plug-in) speakers.
If you look in Device Manager there should be something listed under "Sound,Video,Game controllers"
If you don't have a manual, post the model number here.
The specification refers to "built in speakers" so I assume these must be on the monitor itself. Go into Control Panel - Sounds - Speaker Properties - check volume levels and also that there isn't anything "muted"
Geek84: how many cables are connecting your monitor to your PC? If only one, I'd guess that's your VGA cable, which will only carry video information But I'd imagine you should have another cable that connects the monitor's speakers to your PC's sound output. Do you?